About Maria McBride

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Maria McBride has created 66 blog entries.
10 01, 2022

Training: Covering a Level 5 post in School Age Childcare: what you need to know (Southern area)

2022-01-11T12:55:34+00:00January 10th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training|

Training for School Age Childcare providers based in the Southern Health & Social Care Trust and Southern Childcare Partnership area. A number of School Age Childcare settings are currently struggling to recruit a Leader and/or Deputy Leader’s post. As an interim measure, SHSCT may permit another member of staff (usually [...]

10 01, 2022

Training: Covering a Level 5 post in School Age Childcare: what you need to know (Western area)

2022-01-10T13:41:41+00:00January 10th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training|

Training for School Age Childcare providers based in the Western Health & Social Care Trust and Western Childcare Partnership area. A number of School Age Childcare settings are currently struggling to recruit a Leader and/or Deputy Leader’s post. As an interim measure, WHSCT may permit another member of staff (usually [...]

17 12, 2021

The Play Pod – PlayBoard’s new podcast

2022-01-11T13:02:21+00:00December 17th, 2021|Communities, Councils, OUR Generation, Play Services, Play Your Part, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, TOPS, Young People, Youth@Play|

We are delighted to share our new podcast - The Play Pod. Listen now on PodBean at http://playboardni.podbean.com or find us on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Episode 3 - PlayBoard's Shauneen McCusker talks with two local teachers who recently led their primary schools in achieving the Taking Outdoor Play [...]

9 12, 2021

Webinar: Participation – engaging with children 15 March

2021-12-09T14:29:10+00:00December 9th, 2021|School Age Childcare, Webinars|

Webinar for School Age Childcare providers. Date: 15 March 2022Time: 10:00 - 11:00am or 7:00 - 8:00pmPlatform: ZoomBook: https://pbparticipationengagingwithchildren150322.eventbrite.com What does Participation in Playwork mean to you? Participation in the playwork context is about “the process of sharing decisions which affect one’s life and the life of the community in [...]

2 12, 2021

OUR Generation launches Transgenerational Trauma Awareness Day 15 December

2021-12-02T14:05:39+00:00December 2nd, 2021|OUR Generation|

OUR Generation is launching the inaugural Transgenerational Trauma Awareness Day on 15 December 2021. OUR Generation aims to halt the transgenerational impact of trauma and build emotional resilience and peace for generations to come. On 15 December, the project aims to raise awareness and expand the conversation around Transgenerational Trauma. Zoom [...]

29 11, 2021

Job opportunity – Senior Research Coordinator (re-advertisement)

2021-12-02T14:06:49+00:00November 29th, 2021|Jobs, Research|

Job Role: Policy & Research Salary: £29,636 - £31,371 per annum Hours per week: 35.00 Closing date: Wednesday 15 December 2021 at 5:00pm PlayBoard is the leading agency for the promotion, development and delivery of play in Northern Ireland. This vibrant organisation is at the forefront of shaping the future of children and [...]

25 11, 2021

Kilcooley Primary School is TOPS!

2021-12-02T15:27:32+00:00November 25th, 2021|Schools, TOPS|

Kilcooley Primary School in Bangor is the latest school to receive PlayBoard's Taking Outdoor Play Seriously (TOPS) Award. The school received the prestigious award for their commitment to children’s learning and development through their dedication to improving their outdoor play provision. Despite the challenges and delays that Covid-19 brought, the [...]

22 11, 2021

Daycare survey – Impact of Covid-19 on maternity cover

2021-12-02T14:24:59+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Research, School Age Childcare|

Early Years and survey partners including PlayBoard, NIDCO and Altram have been working closely with the Departments of Health and Education to support the sector over the Covid-19 period as part of a Childcare Reference Group.A new Covid Closure Scheme has just opened to support eligible settings who have followed PHA guidelines and are/were required [...]

19 11, 2021

McIlveen announces further measures to support childcare providers

2021-12-02T14:25:49+00:00November 19th, 2021|School Age Childcare|

Education Minister, Michelle McIlveen today announced an extension to the Covid-19 Childcare Temporary Closure Fund for the period 1 October to 31 December 2021. The fund will provide continued support for childcare providers who have been forced to close temporarily due to a Covid-related incident within their provision. Applications to the [...]

18 11, 2021

Universal Credit updates with Employers for Childcare – Webinar 9 December

2021-12-02T14:27:33+00:00November 18th, 2021|School Age Childcare, Webinars|

Webinar for School Age Childcare providers. Date: Thursday 9 DecemberTime: 10:00 – 11:00amPlatform: ZoomBook: https://pbuniversalcreditupdatesemployersforchildcare91221.eventbrite.com Changes to Universal Credit have been announced which will apply from October and December 2021. The changes include help with ‘upfront’ childcare costs for those moving into work, where eligible parents will be able to claim a grant [...]

Go to Top